October 25, 1998
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - UCLA forward Seth George scored the opening goal and what proved to be the game-winner 31 minutes into the first half to lead the Bruins to a 3-0 victory over Sacramento State Saturday afternoon at Hornet Field.
George's goal was his 44th career, moving him into a tie for sixth place on UCLA's all-time list. It was also his 17th career game-winning goal, which puts him in a tie for first place with Joe-Max Moore on UCLA's all-time list. The senior from Mission Viejo, Calif. now has 27 points (10g, 7a) in 1998.
The Bruins struck for their second goal 10 minutes into the second half when Carlos Bocanegra headed in a cross from Ryan Futagaki. The assist was Futagaki's first point of the season. Forward Sean Walker completed a successful homecoming with less than five minutes to play. The freshman from Sacramento scored his first career goal on an assist from Bocanegra to wrap up the scoring.
Bocanegra led a Bruin defense which harassed the Hornets all day long and only allowed seven shots on goal. Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Kevin Perrault earned the shutout in his first career start. He made three saves.
The victory improved UCLA to 11-2 overall and 4-1 in the MPSF. Sacramento State dropped to 0-11-1 overall and 0-5 in the MPSF. Next weekend, UCLA will host the Pacific Soccer Classic, presented by Carl's Jr. Competing in the Oct. 30 & Nov. 1 tournament will be No. 5 UCLA, No. 1 Indiana, Loyola Marymount and St. Mary's College.